People of the Century

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Simon and Schuster, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 448 pages
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This is the century in which we split the atom, probed the psyche, spliced genes and cloned a sheep. We invented plastic, the silicon chip, and rock and roll. We build airplanes, rockets, satellites, televisions, computers, and atom bombs. We overthrew our inherited ideas about logic, language, learning, mathematics, economics, and even space and time.
This monumental century has been shaped by many, but PEOPLE OF THE CENTURY selects the one hundred most influential leaders, artists, intellects, and heroes. Sure to spark lively debates and compelling arguments, the book's erudite, highly literate profiles, all accompanied by a captivating array of photographs, were crafted by this eras finest writers from Salman Rushdie, Henry Kissinger, Richard Rhodes, Elie Weisel to Robert Hughes and many more.
  

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Review: People of the Century: One Hundred Men & Women Who Shaped the Last One Hundred Years

User Review  - Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance - Goodreads

Some expected choices: Einstein, T. And F. Roosevelt, Hitler. Some strange combinations: Lindbergh's son writing about his own father, for example. Some surprises: Bart Simpson, David Smrnoff (who ... Read full review

Review: People of the Century: One Hundred Men & Women Who Shaped the Last One Hundred Years

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Omission awarded?: Despite the Israeli policy towards the Palestinians fits the definition of genocide given in the book, Power ignores the Palestinian case. I wonder if this book was awarded for its ... Read full review

Contents

Tom Werner
162
Jean Piaget Seymour Papert
187
Juan Trippe Richard Branson
195
Louis Armstrong Stanley Crouch
203
Walt Disney Richard Schickel
212
Charles Lindbergh Reeve Lindbergh
221
The Leakey Family Donald C Johanson
229
Philo Farnsworth Neil Postman
237
Rachel Carson Peter Matthiessen
246
William Shockley Gordon Moore
255
Mother Teresa Bharati Mukherjee
263
Lucille Ball Richard Zoglin
273
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